Clarissa Torres

Family:  I am a mother to my two boys, Jordan & Caeleb.  We also have a Gold Fish named Goldie.

What did you do before the Garabedian Group? Prior to working at The Garabedian Group, I worked for another local CPA firm.  I have just over 10 years of administrative experience.  I was also in the Police Academy at Fresno City College.

What qualities does it take to work at an accounting firm and what can you tell me about the team that works with you? I believe it takes an open mind and determination to work in an accounting firm.  We are constantly learning and striving to achieve our best in order to better serve our clients.  

What do you feel you have accomplished and what would you still like to accomplish in life? One of my biggest accomplishments would have to be my two boys.  In addition to raising my boys, I am  pursing my bachelor’s degree. I think there is no better example of what I want my children to be than for them to see me leading by example.

What was your first job and what did you learn from it? My first job was working at World Footlocker.  I quickly learned how the customer is always right.  I learned how to manage my time working while still maintaining good grades attending high school.

What are your roots in the San Joaquin Valley?  I was born in Sanger, CA and raised in Fresno, CA.  Home is where the heart is and right now my heart is in Fresno, CA with my boys, Jordan and Caeleb!  

What do you do in your spare time? I love to travel and experience new things.  I exercise religiously and play co-ed softball.  During the school year, you can catch me attending my boys’ football games along with their track and cross country meets.  We are also thrill-seekers and love going on roller coasters whenever we can.  There’s never a dull moment in my family!